For too many years, the Spacebar has been the largest, yet most unheralded member of the keyboard family. It’s like a pair of athletic socks – in that you’re glad you have it, but it’s not too exciting in and of itself.
But wait just a minute. If you thought that the Spacebar’s only purpose in life was to create blank spots between letters, guess again. Did you know that the lowly Spacebar can help you navigate in many programs – all by its little lonesome?
Merely hit your Spacebar to scroll down in page-sized increments. If you want to go back up, simply hit Shift + Spacebar, and up you go. This technique works in PDFs, web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.), emails, and pretty much any other program in which you are not typing into a text field. Give it a try and show your long suffering Spacebar a little love.